30th annual Real Florida 5K-10K race at Wekiwa Springs Feb 25th, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Jim Payne, Wesh 2 News Anchor, will be Honorary Race Marshal and Starter for our 30th annual race at Wekiwa Springs State Park on Saturday, February 25th, 2017.
The race is the only one in the region that is run in a state park and almost all off road on beautiful trails. The race is organized by the Wekiva Wilderness Trust, the volunteer, non profit group that assists the work of the park and all proceeds from the race go to supporting educational and environmental projects.
All runners receive a medal and a commemorative t-shirt. Registration is open here

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Upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Uplands Class

Trout Lake Nature Center (Eustis) is hosting a Florida Master Naturalists program on the ecology, plant communities, animals and role of humans in Upland Systems.
The FMNP is an adult education program developed by the University of Florida. The uplands course is open to anyone with an interest in our natural systems.
This 40-hour class will run Mondays, September 19th through October 24th, 2016 from 9:00am-4:00pm. It consists of classroom time,
special guest lecturers, and field trips. The class costs $230.
For more information about the Florida Master Naturalist Program and to register for the class, go to
www.masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu or call 352-392-5920. For information about TLNC, go to troutlakenaturecenter.com.

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29th Annual Real Florida 5K and 10K run – February 27

Join us for the 29th annual Real Florida 5K and 10K run at Wekiwa Springs State Park on Saturday, February 27th. This is one of the few races run in a state park and one of the only ones that is almost off road. All the proceeds from the race go to the Wekiva Wilderness Trust, the nonprofit, volunteer group that supports the work of the park. To register online go to https://www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=5326


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Survival Boot Camp Feb 13

We will be holding our next basic survival boot camp on Saturday February 13 from 10 am to 3.30 pm. It will be at Rock Springs Run State Reserve off SR 46, Sorrento.

The course has been designed for family group participation so everyone knows what to do if a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster destroyed their homes. Of course, all the techniques are good skills to use in the great outdoors. The boot camp will cover survival techniques, field first aid, foraging for food and water, building a shelter and lighting a fire (bow and drill technique).

Apart from water, bug spray, sun screen and lunch, I would like you each to bring the following:

About 20 feet of strong string, parachute cord or similar and two large black garbage bags.

The cost for the workshop is $10 a person payable on the day (which counts as a donation to the Wekiva Wilderness Trust) and if you have any questions please call me at 321-277-8442 or email dp@donphilpott.com

It will be fun and informative, best wishes, don


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